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ACI Technologies Inc. (ACI) is a scientific research corporation dedicated to the advancement of electronics manufacturing processes and materials for The Department of Defense and industry. The company operates the U.S. Navys Center of Excellence in Electronics Manufacturing (Electronics Manufacturing Productivity Facility EMPF), and the U.S. Armys Electronics Sustainment Center (AESC). The EMPF focuses on the development, application and transfer of new electronics manufacturing technology by partnering with industry, academia and government centers and laboratories in the United States in order to maximize available research capabilities at the lowest possible cost. The AESC supports legacy systems with electronics technology upgrades by inserting commercial off the shelf (COTS) components into existing designs to enhance performance and reliability, reduce costs, and to mitigate component obsolescence issues. ACI also provides training, consulting, testing, analysis, and engineering services to the electronics industry.
ACI was established in 1992 by its founder and current CEO, Alan J. Criswell. His vision was to develop a vehicle to bridge the gap between leading edge applied research efforts in electronics manufacturing and the successful integration of the developed technologies on the factory floor. Relying on a thorough understanding of the dynamics of the electronics industry and knowledge of the ever-increasing void in successful technology insertion, ACI successfully privatized a regional, government-operated laboratory known as the EMPF in 1995. ACI transformed this facility into a National Center of Excellence offering best-in-class technical resources in electronics manufacturing to the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense, and industry. Today, ACIs National Center of Excellence Model serves as a conduit to leverage the nations best technical resources from government, industry, and academia in a cooperative and cost-efficient effort to maximize the development and insertion of electronics manufacturing technologies across a broad base of industrial partners. This leveraged technical capability has and will continue to contribute greatly to ensuring the competitiveness of the U.S. industrial base in electronics manufacturing.
ACI occupies over 36,000 square feet of office and laboratory space in a modern office campus adjacent to the Philadelphia International Airport. The facility houses a 10,000 square foot demonstration factory containing the latest electronics manufacturing equipment, fully equipped classrooms for skill-based and professional level technical training, an analytical laboratory for materials and environmental testing, conference and lecture rooms with video conferencing capabilities, and an expansive technical library. Most importantly, ACI has achieved excellence in electronics manufacturing training, research, and consulting services by recruiting and retaining the best engineers and technicians in the field, most with advanced degrees in their respective disciplines.
ACI offers a full range of results-oriented technical capabilities available to both its government and commercial customers.